New York Notes: Rivera, Chamberlain, Harvey, Bay

Mariano Rivera suffered an apparent right knee injury while shagging fly balls during batting practice today in Kansas City.'s Bryan Hoch has the details about the injury, which has been initially diagnosed as a twisted knee (Twitter link), though Rivera will undergo an MRI tonight.  If the injury requires Rivera to miss time, it would be the legendarily durable closer's first DL stint since 2003.  Follow @CloserNews for the latest on Rivera's status and how his possible absence would impact the Yankees' bullpen.

Here's some news from both Big Apple teams…

  • Joba Chamberlain has been transferred to the 60-day DL, the Yankees announced today.  In corresponding moves, Jayson Nix has been called up from Triple-A and Eric Chavez has been put on the seven-day DL due to a possible concussion.
  • The Mets have no plans to call up star prospect Matt Harvey to become the team's new fifth starter, GM Sandy Alderson told Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.  “Aside from Matt himself — and I love that he thinks this way — there is no one in the organization who feels he is ready to be in the major leagues,” Alderson said.  "When we bring him up, we hope to do so and not have to send him back.  This is not about filling an immediate need.  This is about the long-term stability of the organization and the team.”  To that same end, the Mets will also not call up any of their other top pitching prospects like Zack Wheeler or Jeurys Familia.
  • "There are no other options" for the Mets in regards to Jason Bay other than to hope that he returns from the DL fit and starts hitting, writes's Anthony DiComo as part of a reader mailbag.  I wouldn't say Bay is completely untradeable, as the Mets may be able to move him for another bad contract, though that wouldn't really help the situation.  Bay is owed approximately $13.3MM over the remainder of this season and $16MM in 2013, though as DiComo notes, Bay's injury problems make it unlikely he will get the necessary plate appearances for his 2014 $17MM club option to vest.

27 Responses to New York Notes: Rivera, Chamberlain, Harvey, Bay Leave a Reply

  1. Koby2 3 years ago

    Wait, there’s a 7 day DL in the majors too?

    • goredsgo 3 years ago

      i thought the exact same thing

      • Koby2 3 years ago

        I’m glad I’m not the only one.  Maybe they put that in with the new CBA and nobody noticed.

        • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

          I thought it got implimented last year? … just nobody needed it.

          • Lastings 3 years ago

            Erick Almonte, I believe was the first person to be on the Major League seven-day DL last season…

          • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

            Ah. Nobody I’ve heard of at least.

          • Lastings 3 years ago

            I don’t even think Erick Almonte’s parents have heard of him…

    • Zach 3 years ago

      Yes, only for head related injuries.

    • bglaszcz 3 years ago

      Yeah it went in last year. If you have concussion sypmtoms you can be put on the 7 day DL to get checked out. I’m pretty sure Brian Roberts went on it last year.

      • Johnny_Champagne 3 years ago

        I’m pretty sure if MLB instituted a 365-Day DL Brian Roberts would be the first one to sign up.  Unless that new Red Sox pitcher makes it a PRIORity to get there first.

  2. melonis_rex 3 years ago

    Mariano Rivera is a machine. He doesn’t do “DL stints”.

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

      It’s not a DL stint, it’s temporary stop into the mechanics to have his knee joints oiled and refitted

  3. ugotrpk3113 3 years ago

    I really hope this isn’t the end for Mo. I want so badly to cheer for him during his last game here at Fenway. Tons of respect for him as a player.

  4. MB923 3 years ago

    Torn ACL for Rivera :(

    • ARod's Ring 3 years ago

      are you kidding me? Career over…. David Robertson ERA starts now!

      • Sadly, not kidding. I see Rafael Soriano and David Robertson being given turns at the position of closer to see who seizes it. David Robertson was a closer in college.

        As for Rivera – of all the ways to have your career end – this is perhaps the one I never saw coming.

        • metsman 3 years ago

          My heart sunk watching him fight back tears.  He clearly wasn’t ready to even contemplate ending his career. I hope he is able to beat the odds and come back at least for a year or two so he can retire on his own terms.

          • Rivera was hoping to make that decision during the summer. If he was younger, I could see him trying to come back…but he really does have nothing left to prove.

          • metsman 3 years ago

            really? I couldn’t see him “trying”…only succeeeding, because that’s really the only thing that man has ever done! Honestly though, I’m sure his family would love to have him home with them, and I think the next step for him could be coaching.
            Either way, I wish him the best. I’ll even go this far… If the Mets don’t get anywhere this year (imagine that) I will take a break from my Yankee hating to root for them and hopefully Mariano can get one more peice of jewelry before he hangs it up. He’s one of the Guys I used to watch play in AA when they used to have a team in Albany.

  5. pmiller1129 3 years ago

    Time to trade for Brandon League.

  6. Stuartsmith1988 3 years ago

    Jason bay for chone figgans?

  7. MB923 3 years ago

    Not for baseball.

  8. angelsrock 3 years ago

    no not for baseball but for other teams it is

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